Wednesday, December 08, 2010

MWAH!



The latest challenge (SDC #21) is up and running on Stampotique Designers Challenge blog, this time hosted by team member Valerie Wilson, who came up with the idea of using a punch and a die cut in amongst your design.

This easel card is mainly stamped as you can see with the addition of dabbing ink through sequin waste (my 'using a die cut' requirement) and punched flowers (the standing up along the 'pathway' flowers) which is a favourite lever punch I have by Martha Stewart, shown in the top photo with the card open, and below with the card flat.



The stamps used are:

(from my collection at Stampotique)
GIANT SHROOM (the big mushroom)
WEB (used as background)
SWIRL STALKS (hanging down from the 'shroom and from above)
DAISY DAISY (growing)
MWAH!
ABSTRACT FOLIAGE (all the black dotty edging creating a 'frame')
alongside the gorgeous GOB LIN by Jill Penney at Stampotique.



Carol and Jim are again offering an extremly generous $30 gift certificate to spend on rubber in their online store to one lucky person drawn out from those who take part. This theme will be running over the duration of the Christmas and new year period until the 11 January 2011 so you have PLENTY of time to get an idea together using your STAMPOTIQUE STAMPS if you have any, or if not others, and a punch and die.

All the above stamps are available directly from STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS in the USA and HAPPY DAZE here in the UK.

25 comments:

Sid said...

Fab effects on this card Jo, loving the light and shade in the background !!

Paula said...

Just perfect

Kim Piggott said...

Absolutely love this Jo!
Stunning creation!
hugs
kim x

kjjc said...

stunningly clever Jo. Well done you.xx

Helen said...

I love this, Jo it is amazing. Hope you are well.

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, I can't get over how much I love the colours you use every time you create something Jo. This card is a prime example, subtle pinks and taupe but perfectly complimenting the subject. The flowers depicting the path are beautifully positioned, I'm a big Fan:0) xx

Sarah A said...

Love this Jo, wonderful colours!
Sarah x

Sandy said...

Oh wow wow this is brilliant.
Stunning details. Love them.

Willy said...

What a wonderful easel card, Jo! Great use of your stamps.

Karen said...

What a wonderful card! I love how you've created the sense of perspective and depth through the use of colour and stamps. I also love how the more you look at this project, the more there is to see. It has the overall wow factor when you first look at it, but then more and more special touches emerge. Beautiful job!

Moniqui said...

This is stunning Jo!

xxx Myra xxx said...

wowwwww nice

Basement Stamper said...

What a fantastic easel card, love the "gravel" look of the sequin and the colors. Gorgeous! Thinking of you today and sending big hugs to you & your family!

Dotty Jo said...

Another stunner my dear - what a totally fabulous easel card. Loved your stuff in the latest Craft stamper mag too! Hugs, Jo x ... hope this sounds like appreciation and not stalking!!!! :))

Piddawinkle said...

truly scrumptious

Carol said...

Jo, this card is one of your best. Love the depth in to the forest you have obtained. Wonderful job.

Carol Q said...

fabulous card Jo. so full of imagination and so much work put into it.

Tracy Evans said...

Wonderful creation, love the mix of stamps and inks and the punch is gorgeous. Wonderful piece. Tracy Evans x x

Kaz said...

This is fantastic Jo, it must have taken ages. I love how you've used the flowers across the bottom xx

glitterangel said...

love it - he is just too cute!

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Oh my, Jo... this is absolutely stunning!! I would never have thought of using sequin waste as the die cut - that's brilliant! And I love how the cobweb is a web but still kind of looks like rays of sunshine... and the depth - incredible! It's very peaceful...
Hugs,
Val :)

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is amazing and whimsical. I totally love everything about it. Thinking of you today and sending love,

Vicki

Shar said...

Absolutely fantastic card! I love it! Gotta get that sentiment!

Dawn said...

This is a divine card and I really like the shroom

Love Dawn xx

Amy said...

wow, I LOVE all the stamps put togther to make this magical card...truelly MAGICAL as ever!!!